Piercings

Robyn Kopchinski

Licensed Body Piercer

Robyn has been intrigued by body art & modifications as long as she can remember. She wore several ear piercings at a young age & started getting body piercings as soon as she was old enough. It was then that she knew piercing was the right career choice for her. As a licensed body piercer, she conducts yearly training in Blood Bourne Pathogens.

In 2014, she started working as a sales associate for a piercing only shop in West Allis, Wisconsin. Shortly after, she was offered the chance to become a piercing apprentice. The apprenticeship was divided into two programs—basic and advanced learning. After completing her apprenticeship, she pierced there for a total of 5 years & moved to a tattoo and body piercing shop on Milwaukee’s east side for a little over a year before coming to Ink Era in 2021.

Her portfolio below is just a few examples of the work she’s done here at Ink Era Tattoo. If you have any questions before your piercing, please feel free to call the shop at 262-800-3007 or contact her via email at robynspiercings@gmail.com. Walk-ins for piercings are always welcome during business hours. Thanks for your interest in getting professionally pierced with us!

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

No Appointment Needed

Piercings do not require an appointment nor a consultation; if you have any questions just give us a call before stopping into the shop, and Robyn will give you availability times and can walk you through the process. Otherwise, walk-ins are welcome at any time during business hours.

PIERCING PRICING

Piercings range from $25 to $120 per piercing. Standard jewelry is included.

Jewelry

We have an extensive collection of jewelry at the shop that you can choose from. Standard jewelry is included with every piercing, and upgrades are available for a small charge.

piercing aftercare

aftercare

  • Wash your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning.
  • Saline rinse your piercing 1–2 times daily as needed during healing.
  • Dry by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products because cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry, causing injury.

WHAT IS NORMAL?

  • Initially: some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising.
  • During healing: some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewelry. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals.
  • A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior remains fragile. Be patient & keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.
  • During healing, it is not necessary to rotate your jewelry.
  • Stay healthy; the healthier your lifestyle, the easier it will be for your piercing to heal. Exercise during healing is fine; listen to your body.
  • Make sure your bedding is washed and changed regularly. Wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects your piercing while sleeping.
  • Showers tend to be safer than taking baths.

WHAT TO AVOID

  • Avoid cleaning with Betadine®, Hibiciens®, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or other soaps containing triclosan, as these can damage cells.
  • Avoid ointments as they prevent necessary air circulation.
  • Avoid Bactine®, pierced ear care solutions and other products containing Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK). These can be irritating and are not intended for long term wound care.
  • Avoid all oral contact, rough play, and contact with others’ bodily fluids on or near your piercing during healing.
  • Avoid stress & drug use, including excessive caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
  • Avoid submerging the piercing in water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc. 
  • Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc.

Further information

Extensive aftercare information can be found at SafePiercing.org.